Cat’s Morning Bits for March 4, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for March 4, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. This was the time of year to resume military campaigns that had been interrupted due to winter. (brownielocks.com)

March Events

March 2 Dr. Seuss Day

March 3 World Wildlife Day

March 4 World Book Day

March 13 New Moon 2:21 am PST/ 3:21 am MST/ 5:21 am EST

March 14 Daylight Savings begins 2 am

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 18 Celtic Month of Alder begins

March 20 Spring Equinox / Ostara

March 20 World Storytelling Day

March 25 World Tolkein Reading Day

March 28 Full Storm Moon 11:48 am PST/ 12:48 pm MST/ 2:48 pm EST


Spirit Library: Consciously Choose Joy (a message from Kate Spreckley)

With the Full Moon waning the landscape of our minds is shifting igniting a deeper alignment with our hearts. This alignment is freeing us from the conflicting thoughts of uncertainty and doubt that sabotage our progress.

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Cuchulain – Lord of Fury (Celtic Mythology Explained)

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Spiritual Unite: HOW TO HEAL A CROWN CHAKRA BLOCKAGE

The crown chakra is present at the seventh number in the list of all chakras. It is present at the top of the head and known as the gateway to spiritual wisdom.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Herne, God of the Wild Hunt

Behind the Myth
Unlike the majority of deities in the Pagan world, Herne has his origins in a local folktale, and there is virtually no information available to us via primary sources

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: Listening to Sacred Stillness: Stillness Teaches Us Patience

Stillness Teaches Us Patience
When we practice listening to sacred stillness, the stillness teaches us patience.

Many of us do not particularly appreciate the opportunities waiting gives us. We often think of patience as more of a weakness than a strength.

Read more….

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MBG: Pulled The Queen Of Wands In A Tarot Reading? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

If you’ve been feeling authentic, aligned, and empowered lately, don’t be surprised if you pull the Queen of Wands in your next tarot reading.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: The Hoodoo Blues

Not voodoo—hoodoo. From “spells timed to moon phases” to “charms, curses, and crossings,” hoodoo comes in a variety of forms.

Read more….

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EP6 Coven Vs Solitaire

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Elephant Journal: 10 Feel-Good Questions to Ask Ourselves Every Morning.

Starting each day with an expansive outlook puts us in alignment for more of that feeling all day.
Connecting with ourselves in the morning—in any way—helps us remain grounded and rooted throughout the day. We set a standard of self-care first thing, so we can be present for what the day brings.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 9 Beguiling Facts About Belugas

The Arctic can seem quiet compared with lower latitudes, where there are often more birds and other animals to fill the air with sound. It does have music of its own, though — including the underwater hullabaloo of belugas, sometimes referred to as the “canaries of the sea.”

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Antares morning of Mar 5, 2021

On the morning of March 5, 2021, watch for the almost last quarter waning gibbous moon to pair up with Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. You’ll be looking southward from Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, and high overhead or high in the northern sky from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: She’s Wiccan

“She’s Wiccan.”

The statement felt less like a revelation and more like a dismissal.

“She’s Wiccan . . . . so obviously she knows nothing and her Witchcraft is not authentic.”

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Loreena McKennitt – Seeds of Love (Lyrics)

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Inner Journey: BEING GENUINE

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we don’t know who we are — or if we are afraid to be who we are — we betray ourselves. We pretend to be who we think we are. Our self image is made up of our experiences, desires and other people’s ideas and expectations of us.

Maintaining this false self is a betrayal of ourselves. In all deep spiritual journeys, there is the experience of betrayal. Betrayal always tells us to adjust our life to be more authentic. What we identify with is all important.

There are large betrayals (e.g., your partner leaving you) and small betrayals (e.g., disappointments). They are all experiences of being wounded for the purpose of breaking down the defenses of the personality. When we allow the wounding and accept the betrayals as divine gifts, we greatly benefit.

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
— Dr. Seuss (via Elena)

“What you must dare is to be yourself.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

higherawareness.com

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Today’s Recipe: Instant Pot® Dr Pepper® Pulled Pork

A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

A simple and tasty pulled pork recipe made in the Instant Pot® with the flavoring of Dr Pepper®.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday


Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli 
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
March 4, 2021

Longevity
“What counts is not the years in your life but the life in your years.”

-Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965)


We often hear “You’re as young as you feel” or “You’re as young as you think you are!” Think about it. How important is our chronological age anyway? It’s just a marker of time. Of course we need to take care of ourselves, and we also need to go out there and experience life, to challenge ourselves, to live Life with a capital “L!”

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

There may be a lot of possible things to do and places to go today. You don’t need to instantly decide anything upon waking up. Let your intuition guide you, and continue listening to that intuition as you begin down the path you’ve chosen. If work or family have dictated today, don’t be resentful but let intuition sort out the easiest and best route for you to follow.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 6, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 6, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Cold” Moon

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20

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Spirit Library: Balance Your Life (a message from Kate Spreckley)

In the experience of creation there is a moment where everything becomes still. A moment where the forces of life gather. Much like the hour before sunrise where all of nature stills waiting for the first light that marks the coming of the dawn

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January Plan With Me, Witchy Planner – Planner Stickers, Eco Friendly Nature Theme, Magical Crafting

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Spiritual Unite: BIRCH TREE SYMBOLISM – TIME FOR A FRESH START

Birch is not only a tree but an important symbolism to people who know how to interpret hidden meanings conveyed by objects.

Do you know the encrypted message behind dreams or visions associated with the tree?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: History of Imbolc

Imbolc is a holiday with a variety of names, depending on which culture and location you’re looking at. In the Irish Gaelic, it’s called Oimelc, which translates to “ewe’s milk.” It’s a precursor to the end of winter when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs. Spring and the planting season are right around the corner.

Read more….

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Patheos / New Visions: How Free Is Free Will?

There is an important difference between free will – the ability to do as I please – and freedom – the ability to do as pleases God. Free will is a faculty that can be used for good or bad, for building or destroying.

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MBG: Cosmic Conditioning: 2021 Wellness Horoscopes For Every Zodiac Sign

o kick off 2021, The AstroTwins released their love, career, money, and relationship predictions for every zodiac sign (things are looking up for you, Aquarians). Today, they’re sharing what each sign could have in store in the well-being department. Read on for their insights on all things cosmic conditioning.

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Daily Good: To Live and Love with a Dying World

It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.

Wendell Berry –

To Live and Love with a Dying World

“In the summer of 2019, the climate activist Tim DeChristopher sat down with Wendell Berry. Berry is a poet and activist, author of over forty books, and a celebrated advocate for localism, ecological health, and small-scale farming. DeChristopher, as Bidder 70, disrupted a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in 2008 by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. Imprisoned for twenty-one months for his actions, he has used his platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action to create a just and healthy world.” Orion magazine shares their powerful conversation here

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Banshees: The Frightening Women of Irish Folklore – Celtic Mythology – See U in History

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Elephant Journal: Energy Update 2021: Ascension, Growth & Healing.

There is so much light—it’s time to shine your inner light on the world.
2021 is going to be a game changer. It’s the year we start radiating our inner light and manifest a reality that mirrors who we are within. This would also be the year when our world will slowly start ushering in an era of conscious living and heartfelt engagement.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 6 Little Resolutions for a Better New Year
Resolutions for 2021 shouldn’t be grandiose. Focus on what you can

New Year’s resolutions for 2021 look drastically different than they have in the past. It’s hard to care about workout routines, skin care regimens, and Dry January challenges when all you want is to survive and get through the year relatively unscathed.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Sirius, future South Pole Star

These January evenings, use Orion’s Belt to star-hop to Sirius, a future South Pole Star.

That’s right. The brightest star in the sky – Sirius in the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog – will someday serve as a very reasonable, and certainly very noticeable, South Star.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Soul Cleansing: 15 Ways to Clean Out Your Energy

For most people, 2020 was a rough year and 2021’s launch was really little more than tearing a page off the calendar. Numerologically, we are in a different place. Energetically, new beginnings may be a welcome respite from the stress and strain.

Read more…

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Pagan Playlist: Senbonzakura – cover by Lindsey Stirling

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Inner Journey: BELIEVE IN YOUR OWN SUCCESS

“What you believe yourself to be, you are.”
— Claude M. Bristol

Do you believe, deep down inside of you, that you can succeed in what you want to do?

Beliefs are strong, and they have the power to attract what is believed to us. If we doubt our ability to succeed, if we in fact believe we WON’T succeed, then sure enough, that’s what will happen.

What do you believe about yourself? You have the power to change your beliefs, and that will change your outcome. Set goals you believe you can accomplish. Your beliefs will shape your actions. As you achieve these goals, you’ll begin to believe you are capable of succeeding and of doing even more.

“It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
— Albert Einstein

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.”
— Dr. David Schwartz

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Practice.

Study. Prepare yourself. Think. Act. Face your beasts. Do the dance, walk the fire, wait in line. Plant the seeds, hoe the field, go to market.

Pay the piper whatever dues you think you have to pay. Because on the day you become all that you now dream of becoming… Oh my gosh, there is simply no price that would seem too great.

It’s going to be that good, you’re going to be that happy, and it’s going to last forever.

Guaranteed,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

I recently cut meat out of my diet completely. In my quest for new and interesting meals, I came up with these delicious quesadillas!

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters

Element: Air


Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planets: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Star Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Power Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs & Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Sacred Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Deities include Athena, Hermes, Lugh, Mercury, Odin

Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to spell work involving inspiration, communication, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
January 6, 2021

Expectations
“We would have to settle for the elegant goal of becoming ourselves.”

-William Styron


We set goals. We reach goals. We set new goals. And what happens? All along the way we are learning and growing. Eventually we find that the goals are somewhat arbitrary. There may be different ways for each of us to “get there” but we arrive at the same place: discovering the beauty, the wisdom, the joy within us – the beauty, the wisdom, the joy that is us

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. AND, Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Bit’s & Pieces: Celtic Tree Month of Ash – February 18 – March 17

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 Celtic Tree Month of Ash – February 18 – March 17

“The Ash Tree is thought to contain the key to Universal knowledge and understanding within it’s winged seeds.” (author unknown to me)
Tree Information:

The mighty ash tree can grow up to 130 feet in height, it can be found in Europe and North America and is a member of the Olive family. This tree will stop growing when it reaches approximately 60 years old. It’s believed that by that time the tree has obtained its full growth potential. Ash trees are easily recognized by their black buds, small springtime flower clusters and the inch long winged seeds that stay on the tree until autumn when they fly off like tiny helicopters. The leaves of this tree grow in multiple oval leaflets and provide some nice orange to purple fall color.

Ash is a hardwood tree and it’s wood is strong, flexible and shock resistant. It for these reasons that it is used for making oars for boats, ax handles, sports equipment and wagon wheels. Ash was also a favorite of the ancient Celts who used it for spear shafts.

Ash spears were considered a powerful magical tool of Celtic Shamans, even more so than the wand. It was a symbol of the Shamans strength of will and personal power.
The ancient Egyptians also used ash wood for bows and arrows, and had great quantities of it imported. Wiccans and Pagans traditionally use it for making Besom handles.
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Ash Lore:

The Celts associated the ash tree with sea and the underwater kingdom of Tethys. It is also associated with the underworld and sacrificial deities, representing leading the soul into the afterlife. Celtic myth calls Ash the tree of enchantment and it is said the the Welsh Magus Gwydion made his wands from its wood. Druid wands were made of ash as are the pipestems of the sacred Lakota pipes.

This tree also appears in Norse myth as the world tree Yggdrasil, World Tree or Cosmic Ash. This tree spans the the universe. Roots deep into the earth and the heavens supported by its mighty branches. The ash tree was seen as spanning the world and the world within each person. The ancient Druid phrase ” Know yourself and you will know the world” pretty well sums it up. It also shows us how we are linked with the world around us.

In Magic

In magic the ash tree (wood, leaves, seeds) can be used in the following spells (charms etc.), creative endeavors, protection, attracting things, love, healing, fertility and transitions.

Charms of ash wood were used for protection against storms and drowning. It was also used as a love charm. You were to place an ash leaf in your left shoe and then you would be sure sure to meet your future spouse. Double leaves were lucky as were leaves with equal sections on both sides of the center leaf vein. However you would be unlucky in love if the ash tree on your land didn’t grow seeds every year.

As a magical name Ash is perfect for a true warrior and leader, one who is comfortable with themselves and their abilities. It is generally thought of as a mans name but could also be used for a strong woman.

Born in the Month of Ash 

People born in the month of Ash tend to be ambitious but with an egotistical side. They also tend to overachievers and need to be the best in everything they do. They do not care for criticism earned or not which makes them highly sensitive. On the upside they are reliable, intelligent with artistic talent, and make faithful lovers. Ash people also seem to have a dual personality which makes it hard for others to understand their true nature and motives behind their actions.

Correspondences for Ash:

Names: Venus of the Woods, Tree of Water, Hoop Ash, Rowan
Deities: Eostre, Frigg, Frey, Dagda, Odin, Hel, Llyr, Poseidon
Sacred Stones: Quartz Crystal, Coral
Animals: Butterfly, Snipe, Crane, White Hound, Snake.
Element: All
Spells: Strength, Protection, Prosperity, Healing
Color: Green, pale blue

compiled by Cat from the following sources: the crystal forest
The New Book of Magical Names, Phoenix McFarland
Cunninghams Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, Scott Cunningham
Flower and Tree Magic, Richard Webster
Tree Totem.com

Photo by Karolina Michalak/freeimages.com

 

Bright Blessings for a Magickal Week!

Cat

Laura (Cat) Bolotin has been following an eclectic pagan/spiritual path for over 25 years. She currently lives in Western Colorado where she enjoys communing with nature, desert crawling, belly dancing, nature photography, jewelry crafting and writing stuff she hopes will help others along their path. She is married and owned by a  “clowder” cats. This page may be shared with others as long as no changes are made, and ALL credits, links, photos and copyrights remain intact. All written work and are created by and copyrighted to L.Bolotin/Cat 2007-2018

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